Your Ultimate Guide to the Sister Bay Fall Festival

One of the many things Door County is known for is its wide variety of incredible fall festivals. Of them all, the most popular by far is the annual Sister Bay Fall Festival! Referred to as the “Grandaddy” of all Door County festivals, this event originally started as a celebration for local tourist workers. It was their reward for completing the busy summer season. Today, that festival has grown into one of the largest weekend events on the peninsula! On October 12th – 14th, you won’t want to miss all the fun, music, food, and more at the Sister Bay Fall Festival!

With so many wonderful things to see, do, and experience in Door County this fall, where do you begin? You can start by requesting your free copy of our Vacation Guide! This handy vacation planning tool is filled with all the best recommendations for local activities and attractions, including events just like the Sister Bay Fall Festival. Get your free copy today and let’s start planning your dream fall escape.

Sister Bay Fall Festival Schedule

From car shows, craft vendors, live music, and traditional activities, you’ll never be bored during your visit to this Sister Bay, WI festival. Whether you attend for just a day or go back all weekend long, there are new and exciting events to get involved in! While the Sister Bay Fall Festival 2018 schedule has yet to be officially announced, here is an overview of last year’s itinerary as an example of what you have to look forward to.


9am-5pm: Classic Auto Show

9am-5pm: 50/50 Raffle

10am-5pm: Arts & Crafts Show

10am-5pm: Food & Drinks

1-3pm: Music at Husby’s: Scotty Meyer

4-7pm: Music at Husby’s: Modern Day Drifters

4:30-7:30 pm: Jerry Voelker Polka at the Lions Club

5-7:30 pm: Fish Boil at the Fire Station

10pm-close: Music at Husby’s: Hoi Polloi


7am-11am: Pancake Breakfast

9am-5pm: Food & Drinks

9am-5pm: 50/50 Raffle

9am-5pm: Party for a Purpose Bone Marrow Jam

9am-5pm: Classic Auto Show

9am-4pm: Inflatable Games/Bouncers, Bungee Jumping & More

9am-5pm: Arts & Crafts Show

10 am-4 pm: Pumpkin Bowling and Goat Toss

11am: Parade – Bay Shore Drive, Downtown

11am-4pm: Music at Door County Creamery: on dueling stages with Whiskey Ditch and Petty Cash

12-4pm: Music at Wild Tomato/Bier Zot: Accordion Player, Jim Pekol

12-4pm: Music next to Al Johnson’s: Modern Day Drifters

12-4pm: Music at Grasse’s Grill: Big Mouth

1-4pm: Music on Husby’s/Sister Bay Bowl Stage: Hoi Polloi

1 pm: Firkin Barrel Tapping at Door County Creamery

1, 2, 3 pm: Hillbilly Silly Science Show

4-7pm: Music at Door County Creamery

4-7pm: Music at Husby’s: Happy Schnapps

7-10pm: Music at Husby’s: Augie’s Blues Experiment


9am-2pm: Classic Auto Show

10am-4pm: Food & Drinks

10am-4pm: Arts & Crafts Show

10am-4pm: Inflatable Games/Bouncers, Bungee Jumping & More

11am-2pm: Pumpkin Bowling and Goat Toss

11:30am-3:30pm: Music at Sister Bay Bowl Alley Bar: Papa Rick’s Chicks

2 pm: 50/50 Raffle Winner Announced

More of Our Favorite Door County Fall Festivals

The Sister Bay Fall Festival is just the beginning of all the fall-themed fun! Here are even more exciting events that you should mark into your calendars immediately!

Sister Bay Marina Fest (September)

Held the Saturday before Memorial Day, the Sister Bay Marina Fest is one of the most popular Door County events. With Door County live music, an abundance of food and beverages, a classic wooden boat show, and fireworks, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this unique festival.

Harvest Festival and Street Auction (September)

Celebrate the bountiful beauty fall brings to Door County at the annual Harvest Festival! In addition to enjoying stunning autumn views, you can attend a classic car show, craft fair, and in-store specials. Food vendors and live entertainment will also be available for guests. After the festival, be sure to stick around for the Street Art Auction!

Pumpkin Patch Festival (October)

The Pumpkin Patch Festival is a highly-anticipated carnival that celebrates the true autumn spirit! Unleash your inner child on the carnival rides, browse the creative pumpkin and scarecrow displays, be wowed by a roaming magician, or participate in a silent auction! It’s a weekend full of great food, fun, and autumn harmony.

Book Your Fall Escape With Us at The Ashbrooke

Our lovely hotel is a favorite among couples looking for a romantic getaway, and for good reason. We are located right in the heart of Door County, so you’ll never be far from all the festivals and autumn fun. Our luxury rooms and suites also provide ultimate comfort and privacy, so you’ll have a quiet and relaxing place to return after your daily excursions. You may also choose to spend your evenings enjoying our variety of unique amenities, including an indoor pool and fire table. It’s everything you need and more for a memorable escape to Door County.

The inside of the Getaway room at The Ashbrooke

Book your fall vacation in your favorite room today! We look forward to welcoming you to Door County soon.